Courses 2022 – 2023

Three people wearing leather jackets and aprons, visors and gloves, lower ceramics into a flaming bin behind a glowing orange raku kiln. A crowd are watching.

Raku firing, SSW is 40! (2019). Photo: Felicity Crawshaw

There are new courses for 2022 and 2023 coming in January 2022. Please bear with us as we prepare the booking forms and website. To receive notification of the new courses release sign up to our newsletter.

Courses at Scottish Sculpture Workshop are a unique opportunity to learn new skills in a welcoming and creative environment. Based in our rural workshops in Aberdeenshire, our courses range from one-day introductions to multi-weekend intensives. Participants can get to grips with new materials and processes, learn the basics and receive comprehensive tuition throughout.

At SSW we have a hands-on, warm and practical approach. Our highly knowledgeable technical team are skilled in supporting people of all levels and abilities to learn how to make and work with materials, for both personal and professional development. Every year we welcome participants to our courses from all over the world and encourage a learning environment that fosters exchange and skill sharing amongst the group.

Please contact us with any enquiries.

To book a course:

Courses can be booked online or by phoning the SSW office on 01464 861372. Please note we are preparing for new courses and will open the booking form for these in January. 

All of our course costs include tuition, materials, consumables and personal protective equipment.

If you have any questions about our courses or the booking process please contact us.

Our Courses Terms and Conditions, including our cancellation policy, can be viewed online here.


SSW has rigorous safety processes and procedures in place to reduce risks related to COVID-19. These are fully compliant with Scottish Government regulations and are revised on a regular basis. Full COVID guidance for working at SSW are available here.


At SSW we have simple shared accommodation alongside an on-site bothy that provides collective space for cooking, meeting and socialising. Accommodation is available for weekend and intensive courses at a reduced cost.

Open Access

Make use of SSW facilities at any time with Open Access. We also offer various one off and regular ways to access our ceramics workshop.